Olay Quench & Aquacurrents: Can A Foam Really Hydrate Your Skin?Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Among the first products on the market to feature the Aquacurrents technology (aka- more humectants than usual), Olay's new Quench lotions promise more long lasting moisture to areas of your skin that need it.
The lotion doesn't really feel different from what you probably already have in your bathroom right now. It has a light fruity/floral scent that I can't really describe, feels silky and sinks into your skin right away without residue. I love that it does feel lighter on my skin than many other lotions/creams, but still provides a lot of moisture to my dry skin. It really does seem to last longer than other body lotions, I don't have to reapply at night.
The Mousse meanwhile I still am not too sure about. I can't tell if I like it or not. It has the same scent as the lotion, and it does come out of the can exactly like hair mousse. The mousse feels silky and wet as I apply it, but it does sink in very quickly, hydrate my skin and leaves no residue behind. It just really feels strange to me to rubbing mousse all over my skin. I think this is just me, if you like mousse moisturizer this seems to be a great choice!
read on to see the list of ingredients
If you look at the ingredients in both of these moisturizers you will see that while Niacinamide (the main humectant in the Aquacurrents products) is listed very high, there are still some of the more traditional emollients and occlusives (such as glycerin, petrolatum and coco butter). Usually humectants are quite a bit lower on the list of ingredients in a moisturizer if they are included at all.
WATER, GLYCERIN, NIACINAMIDE, PETROLATUM, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, GLYCINE, ALANINE, PROLINE,SERINE, THREONINE, ARGININE, LYSINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, PANTHENOL, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, POLYETHYLENE, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, DIMETHICONOL, DISODIUM EDTA, STEARIC ACID, PEG-100 STEARATE, SODIUM PCA, BETAINE, SORBITOL, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, C12-13 PARETH-3, LAURETH-7, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, FRAGRANCE, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA.
WATER, GLYCERIN, ISOBUTANE OR BUTANE, NIACINAMIDE, ISOHEXADECANE, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, PROPANE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, PETROLATUM, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PVM/MA COPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, DISODIUM EDTA, POLYETHYLENE, POLYSORBATE 20, STEARETH-2, STEARETH-21, PANTHENOL,POLYACRYLAMIDE, C12-14 ISOPARAFFIN, LAURETH-7, SODIUM PCA, BETAINE, SORBITOL, GLYCINE, ALANINE, PROLINE, SERINE, THREONINE, ARGININE, LYSINE, GLUTAMIC ACID, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, TIN OXIDE, FRAGRANCE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE,MICA.